Goals are great, but they can be vague. A goal like "get out of debt", for example, tells you nothing about how you plan to get there. We've discussed how it's more productive to focus on the process. Putting a dollar value on your goals helps with that.
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ReadyForZero reminds us that it's important to be specific when setting goals. They suggest getting rid of goal-based statements like "get out of debt", and instead focus on what exactly you plan to do:
Get as specific as possible with dates, places, people -- anything that would make your goal something you could actually picture in your mind. This is the only way you will be able to determine what resources you will need to make it happen and a step-by-step plan for acquiring those resources. Motivation feeds off of specifics because it taps into your senses, making it something you can physically anticipate instead of a thought that lives somewhere among the multitude of other thoughts you may have.
For more detail on how to get started with this, check out the full post.
Looking For Motivation? Get Specific With Your Goals [ReadyForZero]